By Harvey Byrne

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Stephen Henderson was missing from Wednesday’s fixture due to a hip injury, according to a reliable journalist.

The 28-year-old shot stopper was a notable absentee from the Forest squad at the City Ground, leaving youngster Jordan Smith on the bench to cover for first choice goalie Vladimir Stojkovic.

Although, the injury is not too serious as Henderson can still train okay, but it has caused his ability to kick the ball some problems.

Paul Taylor, a writer for the Nottingham Post reported the injury via his personal Twitter account.

Henderson has featured in seven encounters for the Midlands side this season after joining from Charlton on a three-year contract in the summer.

However, he has failed to keep a clean sheet, conceding 13 goals over his appearances for the side and eventually lost his starting place in goal to Stojkovic.

As a whole Philippe Montanier’s team have a poor defensive record conceding 17 goals from their opening eight leagye matches. Rotherham are the only side in the Championship to have conceded more with 20.

The Midlands club face Sheffield Wednesday next, who also boast a potent strike force with Steven Fletcher and Gary Hooper leading the line.

In other Nottingham Forest team news, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted his surprise at former striker Nicklas Bendtner moving to the Championship and joining Forest.